School Partnership Selection & Vetting Process:
HVK Children’s Foundation accomplishes its goals of providing school-based programs by working in already existing schools. Partner schools are private by nature due to its ownership and operation by individuals or cooperation (churches, non-profit etc.) but not operated by the Government of Liberia (GoL).
Location was selected by reviewing Liberia’s Census data & geographical survey of high need communities.Selecting a Location
Schools owned by a community member (s), churches, or organizations located in the selected geographical location may apply to join our network of school partners. New schools can fill out needs assessment here and current partner schools have referred us to new schools (max 2 schools yearly after 2021)Selecting Partner School
All new schools must fill out HVK Children’s Foundation needs assessment to verify key needs at the school in relation to HVK Children’s Foundation mission. We collect financial and yearly enrollment information about the school.Evaluating School
We conduct spot observation by visiting the school environment to get to know the principal and teachers.School Observation
HVK Children’s Foundation holds a presentation with the school’s administration to go over key terms, conditions, and mission of the organization. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by school and organization.Partnership Confirmation
Partner school selects a secure room that is protected and lockable to receive 20-25 laptops with a solar panel set up. School to furnish the space or may apply for a small grant through HVK Children’s Foundation to help furnish the room. Room to serve as a computer lab for teachers and students.
Lab-in-a-Box Set Up
The principal selects 10-12 teachers (including principal, vice principal of instruction and teacher with computer knowledge) from school to recieve one week of training on HVK Portal that includes the Racheal Initiative and other sources. The portal contains 65 GB worth of educational off-line resources for schools.
Partner school includes at least 3 days of computer training into the academic calendar for children starting from 3rd grade to high school. Course taught for 45 minutes by a computer teacher.ICT & STEAM
HVK Children's Foundation provides training for 10-12 school teachers trained initially at partner school four times after the preliminary one week training for the first year of partnership. Data is collected pre/post during training. Teachers collect data on student’s progress and share it with HVK Children’s Foundation at the middle & end of every academic year.Monitoring & Evaluation
Network of schools formed to be able to share best practices. HVK Children’s Foundation maintains constant communication after first year, and monitors programs with both integrated and new school partners. New programs are added or old programs are continued each year among the network of schools.Sustainability
Lab-in-a-Box tools support teachers in rural primary and secondary schools. This includes tablets and an offline e-learning system to support science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) education. Teachers receive five days training before the start of the school year and four additional workshops annually. Lab-in-a-Box is paired with a solar-powered system for schools without electricity.
Primary and junior high school students and teachers
> To increase educational technology at resource-low schools
> To train teachers to use technology
> To improve STEAM and literacy among students
Since July 2018
> Teachers Trained = 20
> Students Reached = 1,033
> Tablet Laptops/GSAP Portals Donated = 34
We are committed to the long-term support and sustainability of every project we undertake.